For two evenings, April 5 and 6, 2011, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra concert venue will be a large canvas tent on the grounds of the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. The idea of “Symphony Under the Stars” is to provide a cordial and casual outdoor concert experience where people can enjoy a picnic dinner followed by an evening of light classical and pops programming performed by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
This year’s theme is “Stompin’ at the Savoy” conducted by Terry Myers. The Terry Myers Orchestra’s Tribute to Benny Goodman is a swinging presentation of the great music of the Goodman band from the 30’s and 40’s. The tribute started in 1992 and has continued to present the great music of the swing era with warmth and excitement. The Terry Myers Orchestra is packed with players with extensive experience in playing with the great big bands. They have worked with Count Basie, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Les and Larry Elgart, Tex Beneke, Prez Prado, and Cab Calloway. The Hilton Head audience should be prepared to swing right along with the band in an evening of fun and nostalgia.
Audience members use the concert themes to inspire costumes, table decorations and picnic menus while they compete for a variety of prizes. During previous Symphony Under the Stars events, tables have been decorated and patrons dressed in patriotic attire, as the famous MASH television series and in a variety of well known Broadway plays as well as other fun and festive fashions.
Our guests have also come with a wide array of food and refreshments. Some have arrived well prepared to enjoy a fabulous dinner prior to the concert. Meals have included the finest faire and table decorations including silver candelabras, china and fine wines and desserts. Some keep it simple with hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, red and white table cloths. You bring your own refreshments, but wine, beer, soft drinks and water are available for sale by the League of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. All proceeds from these sales help to support orchestra youth and outreach programs.
We hope you all will join us on Tuesday or Wednesday evening April 5 or 6 to enjoy the experience of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets can be purchased for $60/person, $550/tables of 10. Picnic 6 pm (bring your own), Concert 7:30 pm. Wine, beer and soft drinks available for purchase. Tickets available now on our website at www.hhso.org, or call 843-842-2055 for further information and ticketing.
IF YOU GO:
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents – STOMPIN’ at the SAVOY
A “Tribute to Benny Goodman”
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5 & 6, 2011 6:00 pm
Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
Sponsored by Sun Trust and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Enjoy an evening of Big Band Music featuring Bandleader Terry Myers playing such familiar favorites as “Let’s Dance”, “Bugle Call Rag”, “Two O’Clock”, “Jump”, “Moonglow”, and “The Very Thought of You”.
Tickets can be purchased for $60/person, $550/tables of 10. Picnic 6 pm (bring your own), Concert 7:30 pm. Wine, beer and soft drinks available for purchase. Tickets available now on our website at www.hhso.org, or call 843-842-2055 for further info